Go Left 9 February 2017
Author: Benji

Go Left: GRM’s Guide To Alternative Grime, Hip-Hop & R&B [032]

Author Benji
9 February 2017

What’s great about the young and developing scene we have in London (and beyond), is the sheer diversity of it. It seems every day a new artist is coming to our attention, sounding new and innovative and original, yet still so distinctly British.

Artists are getting weird and artists are getting experimental, and it’s due time we started highlighting some of these creatives that may otherwise slip under our radar. With that being said, welcome back to Go Left; GRM’s guide to alternative grime, hip-hop and R&B, the best of what you may not have heard yet.

We begin this week’s Go Left with an added dose of soul as singer Jacob Banks gives an imperative call for us to run on “Unholy War”. The soul vibes continue with UK Soulection producer Sivey’s “Moving On” featuring elegant singer Emmavie. It’s a deep r&b/soul fusion that could easily make its way onto a Gran Turismo soundtrack.  

Wolfie’s “Better Than Me” featuring Nadia Rose follows the aforementioned trend, with silky production, on point vocals and dope bars from Rose.

Next up we hear perhaps the best song we’ve encountered from producer Louis Deezle in “Under Pressure”. Deezle’s musical return is of blockbuster status, showcasing beautiful string, brass and piano solos in his sonic painting. 

Finally, we end with Millz and YT’s glitzy hip hop collaboration on “Moby” – a truly invigorating track produced/engineered by Kosher and Outrageous Claims, props to everyone involved.

We will be uploading more alternative videos onto our YouTube channel. If you fit in with those who don’t fit in, are part of the Go Left gang and have something wavy for us, send an email to [email protected].

If you liked this, check out last week’s playlist here.